If the job sucks and the guy is so so sometimes you have no choice but to have fun anyway.
Carmala Rosa left her close-knit family for a career in the Big Apple. Life isn't as she expected. The job is a Big Bust. Her on-again-off-again boyfriend Guido Cartolo is driving her crazy. He's overprotective, but he’s a master in the kitchen...and the bedroom.
What Carmala really wants is a perfect life like her best friend. Margo has a great career and is married to her high school sweetheart.
Just when Carmala believes she’s found her dream job, Guido’s jealousy escalates to near stalking. Margo’s industry crashes, and her perfect husband slaps her with a divorce. Since they both can’t seem to get it right, they might as well start Having Fun with Mr. Wrong.
About the Author
Celia T. Lucente w/a Celia T. Franklin
Celia T. Lucente is a retired CPA and banker. Her work experience includes nine years as a public accountant and an internal auditor and seventeen years as a senior loan officer for a national bank. She’s currently a full-time writer of contemporary romance and women’s fiction aka “relationship fiction” and is now publishing her finished works under the pseudonyms of Celia T. Franklin and Celia T. Rose. Her first book, Having Fun with Mr. Wrong, in the contemporary women’s fiction series, Fun with Mr. Now, is under contract with The Wild Rose Press and her contemporary romance. Dream Man and Designed by Love part of the contemporary romance series entitled Executive Women in Love are under contract with Soul Mate Publishing. She is a member of the RWA Contemporary Romance, RWA-WF, RWA Romance Critique Group and her local RWA chapter of Space Coast Authors as well as Treasurer of the Contemporary Romance Writers of the RWA. She is a participant with several critique groups and CP’s and enjoys working on her craft by helping fellow writers.
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Tell us a bit about yourself and your family. Don’t give away any secrets but what are you about? I’m with my domestic partner for going on seven years. He’s a firefighter. Haven’t wrote that firefighter hero yet, but when I do it’s going to be fabulous!
Give away secrets? No everything about me is a secret. LOL. I don’t really have any. I’m the proverbial open book. If there’s one thing I know anyone will say about me it’s that I am persistent. Sure had to have nerves of steel to get this featured book finally published, or soon to be…
One of your favorite quotes? Nothing ventured is nothing gained.
What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing? That it’s possible to publish you first book and make sales despite having over five hundred rejections. Oops, maybe I shouldn’t say that you might not want to buy my book.
About the book
Tell us a little bit about your book? Every single girl and guy knows it’s a numbers game to find the right person. And probably a good portion of us have been caught in the web of obsession and rode the rollercoaster of an unhealthy relationship at one time in our lives. The attraction to the wrong guy or gal doesn’t necessarily end when “we’re all grown up”. Despite of the seriousness of the subject matter I decided to shed a somewhat humorous and fun light on the subject hence the book title Having Fun with Mr. Wrong.
How did you choose the genre you write in? I’ve had a burning desire to write this book since 2008 and I love reading the genre. It was once called chic lit but I’ve dubbed it relationship fiction because it’s so not just for girls.
What are you currently working on? The revisions of this book and the start of a new career in insurance. I’m one of those that quit the day job thinking I could make a living writing fiction (in truth I was semi-retired) and arrived at the rude awakening that it may not be in the cards. But I still love it and plan to continue the series Fun with Mr. Wrong, today’s book feature being the first and my contemporary romance series (first two books under contract) called Executive Women in Love. The books under contract should be out Winter 2015.
If you gave one of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say? Guido would say this: “No matter what anyone thinks of me, I’ve always had Carmala’s best interests at heart. And I will never give up on my love for her. Someday she will understand. Someday she will thank me for all that I have done for us.”
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans? I hope you like my books and find some answers and inspiration for yourself along the way.
Cookies or Cake? Neither. Tai Tini instead. Have to read the book to get the recipe. J
Ice tea or lemonade? Neither—too much sugar.
Night or day? Both.
Laptop or desktop for writing? Laptop or tablet
Favorite color: Pink is the new red (for me J)
Question for your audience:
If you’ve had a Mr. Wrong in your life what can you say he brought to your life’s experience (in a positive way!)?